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Anha (Australia)() published:

anger feels like more than gritted teeth

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

anger smells like leaking gas, a flame not catching light so it spills outwards in a putrid cloud, till your hair smells like sulphur and hatred. anger looks like furrowed brows, carefully practiced neutrality, a bough too close to snapping. it looks like holes in walls and smashed plates in the garden. anger sounds like cracking knuckles and silence. just silence. beg them to forgive you, but true anger swallows all rationality, with a fire that burns as hot as...

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4 months ago

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MimiChoudhury (India)() published:

Unnoticed

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Hot water streamed down, 
Against the soft surface.
With diligence,
It went down the rosy plateau.
Unnoticed by others,
But known to itself,
It splashed against an object,
And terminated its flow.
While the source looked up ,
With new found hope.
And the soft surface,
Glowed with a golden shine.
The plateau smiled softly,
Unnoticed by others.
 

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9 months ago

majestically awkward manatee (United States of America)() published:

Love

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Love smells like perfume, tastes like cacti, sounds like joy, and looks like pain.

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11 months ago

Sciv (United States of America)() published:

All the Things Love is Like

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

It's like raindrops against the window at night
When the city lights are shining on wet pavement
The sound of cars honking in backed-up traffic
The smell of black tea and Russel Stevens chocolate
A mix of caramel and the taste he has
That I'll never be able to describe
But holds the secret to true love, I'm sure

It's somehow earthy
Like an angel crashed onto Earth
And became mortal
Keeping his divinity
Somewhere in his heart
A hint of...

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11 months ago

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Alexwrites (United States of America)() published:

Misery

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Misery, stuck in a hole not knowing what to do 

Misery, waiting for your body to move but crushes underneath

Misery, waiting to fly so high that you reach to the top and everything slips out beneath you

Misery,  your insides become to grow sick  

Misery = Pain 

Misery= Hurt

Misery= A heart broken  

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11 months ago

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Dmoral13 (United States of America)() published:

Pain

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Pain tastes of saltly tears, looks like knives, sounds like cries, and smells like distaster.

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11 months ago

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Doktor Habit (United States of America)() published:

Eyes

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

   
    Fear looks like the eyes on every wall; they're always there, but you can't always see them.

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12 months ago

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Mary Wall (United States of America)() published:

Joy

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Joy is the smile of a happy child who opened her stocking on Christmas morning and found the very toy she wanted. 

Joy is the smell of cocoa on a cold night as you cuddle with someone you love.

Joy is the sound of a ringing laugh induced by a desire fulfilled.

Joy is the feel of the soft petals of a rose, fresh and bright. 

Joy is the taste of a cooking flop that you have to eat because...

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12 months ago

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Mavis G. (Australia)() published:

Self-Doubt

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Self-doubt looks like an eternally-flickering flame, slowly burning out; the burnt, smoky scent stinging the eyes and piercing the heart.

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12 months ago

LuciferRising (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

untitled

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

yuri remembers reading fiction about his favorite celebrities and such. they had a certain type, called character studies, where the author delved deep into a person's mind and tried to write about them. he thinks that maybe, one day, someone will do that for him.

as of now, he simply sits, and waits his turn to skate in the grand prix final, in sochi.

sochi is nice, he must admit, but yuri will always prefer the small, close-knit town of...

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12 months ago

Sakinah Manning (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Anger

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

A burning volcano deep inside me
A raving tiger almost devours me
This anger almost controls me
But I won't let it define me

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12 months ago

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Catlover (United States of America)() published:

Love...

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Love feels like floating but at the same time, it feels like being weighed down. 
 

12 months ago

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inspiremaks14 (Switzerland)() published:

He Loves Me Not

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

I catch a glimpse of your hair from across the courtyard
Bright and golden, like a crown or an angelic halo

My heart skips a beat, then patters at seemingly the speed of light
My breath catches in my throat and I fear I may faint

You turn in my direction and for a split second
Your azure eyes meet mine, and it's all that matters

You smile, a smile that makes flowers bloom and angels sing
I beam back...

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12 months ago

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Avin (United States of America)() published:

Love

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Love tastes like the blood that seeps from the inside of your cheek from biting it just a bit too hard, love smells like the ashes of a flame that flew just a bit too far, love sounds like a heart beating inside your chest so fast and hard you're afraid its going to burst, and love looks like a smile that reaches someones eyes and takes the air out of your lungs from the fall it causes you to...

12 months ago

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AbigailSauble (United States of America)() published:

Loneliness

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Loneliness looks like a curtain being drawn across your path, shutting you off from the lighted stage of the theater. 

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12 months ago

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Gabriel Goodwin (Philippines)() published:

Loss

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Burnt wood; house on fire,
The chaos that ensued
Brought bitter emotions,
The sound of whips,
Chains,
Bound by loss

Table salt; tears streaming,
Grief tasted like gravel,
Stones,
Fistful of red

Anger; crackling wood
There was no saving
What was left of ashes,
Of regrets,
Echoes of sorrow
Filled their chasms

The end came full circle,
Gunshots roared,
Head full of red,
Roses on their eyes; Loss.

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12 months ago

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loveletterstosappho (United States of America)() published:

ubiquitous

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

fury is the epitome of ubiquity,
of omnipresence:

i. taste
it's in the iron of your blood
bitter-salty-sweet flowing
from chapped cracked broken lips
to a knife-sharp tongue
down roughed throats
back to your heart, somehow,
pumped back through your body again
furious and recycled 

ii. sound
it's in the pounding of muscle against bone
weak traitor heart slamming into weak traitor ribs
threatening to crack the slick white dagger-cage
threatening to break free, to implode, to explode
taunt tendons...

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12 months ago

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--RosieOnTheRun (from reality)-- (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Fear

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Fear smells of sweat
It's the sound of spider legs, crawlings across your brain
It's the sound of heavy breathing in the night
And your whole body
Throb throb throbbing
as your heart works
Overtime
fear is cold, damp
clinging to the folds in your clothes
fear is the taste of metal
blood
a bitten tounge
or too many envelops licked 
fear washed through your body like an ice cold glass of water drained at three am
like December wind...

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12 months ago

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Charlotte._ (New Zealand)() published:

Tired

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Sticky taffy pulled too thin,
stretching to the corners but tearing in the middle,
smelling sickly sweet.

Heavy hands pushing, down, downwards,
chains yanking
until knees graze rough earth.

Stones nestled in eyelashes, lids steadily drooping
until they close; a door without a key,
then all that can be seen is grey, furry and writhing.

A muffled chorus is discerned,
puffing around in thick, roiling waves-
where does it begin and where does it end? 


 

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12 months ago

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Ldoodle22 (United States of America)() published:

Frustration

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Frustration is that bad smell you can't blow out of your nose, 
That buzzing in the background that you can't find. 
It's that sour taste that you can never quite wipe off your tongue,
A hazy mirage that drowns you in its fake yet tantalizing waters. 

 

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12 months ago

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Sadie's writing (United States of America)() published:

happiness using the senses

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

happiness. 
it feels like walking barefoot on warm grass, being bathed in golden sunlight. 
the feeling of total warmth that makes it impossible not to smile. 
it looks like honey, dripping slowly from a honeycomb. 
it smells like lemon zest and tastes like sugar cookies. 
happiness is everything that feels like gold. 

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12 months ago

Rosy_! (Hong Kong)() published:

Love

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Love feels like a warm fire in winter,
and the stinging sensation of your blushing face.

Love smells like their hair,
and the scarlet roses they left on your doorstep.

Love tastes like a home cooked meal,
and the sweetness of handmade juice. 

Love sounds like a voice calling my name,
and the sound of their lighthearted laugh.

Love feels like two entwined hands,
and the innocent joy of young love.

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12 months ago

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SparklingEmbers (United States of America)() published:

Searing Anger

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Anger smells like burning, cracking wood and looks like flashing red lights

12 months ago

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Lissie (United States of America)() published:

Pity

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Pity looks like the dimness of the moon behind a layer of clouds after a sunless day.
Pity sounds like scarce rain showers that patter and stop and patter.
Pity is sticky and slightly slimy to the touch like day-old syrup stains.
Pity smells charred like burnt brown sugar and dry winter air.
Pity tastes like metal saturated with cream in an effort to hide its true taste.
 

12 months ago

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weeping_witch (Australia)() published:

Relaxed

PROMPT: Emotion without Feeling  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Lavender. 
Waves gently lapping against the sand. Sounds. 
A big ripe stock of grapes sitting in the sun. Smells. 
Shiny lush plums. Tastes. 
Meadow full of shining orchids. Looks. 
The light lavender sky silently darkening. Feels. 

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12 months ago